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Honesty-Humility in contemporary students: manipulations of self-image by inflated IQ estimations
Department of Psychology, University West, Sweden / University of Gothenburg, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0629-353X
2014 (English)In: Psychological Reports, ISSN 0033-2941, E-ISSN 1558-691X, Vol. 115, no 1, 311-325 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Summary.—The HEXACO model offers a complement to the Big-Five model, including a sixth factor, Honesty-Humility, and its four facets (Sincerity, Fairness, Greed-avoidance and Modesty). The four facets of Honesty-Humility and three indicators of intelligence (one performance-based cognitive ability test, one self-estimated academic potential, and one self-report of previous IQ test results) were assessed in students entering higher education (N = 187). A significant negative correlation was observed between Honesty-Humility and self-reported intelligence (r = –.37), most evident in the Modesty facet. These results may be interpreted as tendencies of exaggeration, using a theoretical frame of psychological image-management, concluding that the Honesty-Humility trait captures students’ self-ambitions, particularly within the context of an individualistic, competitive culture such as Sweden.

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Ammons Scientific Ltd , 2014. Vol. 115, no 1, 311-325 p.
Keyword [en]
Honesty-Humility, intelligence, IQ, Big Five
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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Humanities and Social sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-9689DOI: 10.2466/17.04.PR0.115c13z8ISI: 000341522100024PubMedID: 25153965ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84906773032OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-9689DiVA: diva2:735159
Available from: 2014-07-23 Created: 2014-07-23 Last updated: 2016-05-02Bibliographically approved

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